Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the company’s 18th birthday

Today, Google celebrates its 18th birthday — though not even Google knows if this is quite accurate, seeing how it’s celebrated the occasion on various days throughout September since the company officially filed for incorporation in 1998. In fact, for Google’s 15th birthday in 2013, the company admitted point blank that it wasn’t sure when it should set its official anniversary, and that it had celebrated the day on September 7, 8, and 26. The company officially adopted the 27th as its birthday in 2005, announcing its hugely expanded web…

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In the office all hours? Tell us about your company’s work culture

An increasing number of workers in Japan, are dying from the country’s ingrained culture of overworking. It is so accepted that the word “karoshi” (過労死, meaning overworking death) can be registered as an official cause of death. According to labour ministry data, claims for compensation for karoshi rose to a record high of 1,456 in 2015. But are all workers, in all countries, suffering from overwork? A long-hours culture has similarly impacted the US, and today the American 40-hour workweek is actually far closer to 47 hours — nearly a…

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